Mental Health


Mental Health

AB 988 - Mental health: mobile crisis support teams: 988 crisis hotline
DRC Support

AB 988 takes a step forward in addressing these systemic inequities in our mental health system by creating a crisis response system that provides support to help individuals and communities thrive.

AB 988 Position Letter (pdf)


AB 1542 - County of Yolo: Secured Residential Treatment Program
DRC Oppose

This bill would authorize Yolo County to create a pilot program allowing judges to sentence people convicted of “drug-motivated crimes” to a secured residential treatment facility.

AB 1542 Position Letter (pdf)


SB 14 - Pupil health: school employee and pupil training: excused absences: youth mental and behavioral health
DRC Support

This bill would also ensure that youth absences from school for a mental health issue or appointment will be an excused absence in the same fashion absences for physical health ailments or appointments are treated.

SB 14 Position Letter (pdf)


SB 749 - Mental health program oversight: county reporting
DRC Support

SB 749 would provide greater oversight of mental health services spending by requiring the Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission (MHSOAC) to track the spending of mental health services funds and the outcomes for people dealing with mental illness achieved by that spending.

SB 749 Position Letter (pdf)